The new Asus ROG Phone 3 is a 5G gaming phone to make your gaming experience lit

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The latest gaming phone by Asus, the ROG Phone 3, is now available in the US. The ROG Phone 3 has some of the highest specs out there for a smart phone along with a bunch of features and accessories meant to enhance the mobile gaming experience. The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, a 6.59-inch OLED HDR screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz, 512GB of UFS 3.1 ROM storage, and support for 5G. It has the same 6,000mAh battery as last year’s model. The ROG Phone 3 comes in two configurations: one priced at $1,000 that comes with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and another priced at $1,100 with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. 16GB of RAM is still a rare spec for phones. Asus AirTrigger system places motion sensors on the edge of the phone to mimic shoulder buttons typically found on game controllers, as shown in the diagram below. The new AirTriggers also add the option to map an in-game command, such as reloading your weapon, when you shake the phone. Asus is launching a handful of gaming accessories for the ROG Phone 3, too, including a $150 gamepad and a TwinView Dock.

HP’s new laptop Spectre x360 14 has a Thunderbolt 4 port hiding in the corner

HP has just announced several new laptops, including the Spectre x360 14 convertible, which brings some notable improvements compared to its already-impressive 13-inch predecessor: a 3:2 aspect ratio display, a 16 percent larger touchpad, quad speakers, and a Thunderbolt 4 port located in one of its diamond-shaped corners so you can plug in your all-in-one cable for charging, data, external monitors and peripherals even if the back or sides of the machine are blocked. There’s also a physical button you can press on the keyboard to block the webcam. The HP Spectre x360 14 is equipped with Intel’s latest 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” processors. HP says the new laptop should be up to 34 percent faster than last year’s Spectre x360 13. More impressively, it’s the first Spectre to include a 3:2 aspect ratio display with 20 percent more vertical real estate than the 16:9 screens we’ve had before and you can pay for an OLED version of the 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000-pixel screen. HP claims the new laptop is its most intelligent PC ever. The Spectre can also detect when it’s in a bag, and use Intel’s Dynamic Tuning to avoid the battery draining or overheating.